Day 14: Balkanbat, August 14, 2008

8:00 Departure from Balkanabat for Ashgabat. The pipeline heads eastward through the desert.
14:00 Arrival in the capital Ashgabat (City of Love). All roads are marble with gold statues of Niyazov a leader of Turkmenistan.One of these follows the path of the sun from the east to the west, the thought of using natural energy is evident. Presentation of the Green Project to members of the Foreign Ministry. Warm, but thoughtful support is expressed
17:00 Departure for Mary.
00:30 Overnight Mary.